Corporations and businesses across Massachusetts should have an experienced business law mediation attorney on speed dial or on retainer in the event that something arises involving an employee, contractor, vendor, or other company. Labor and employment issues are serious problems that can derail a company in an instant if they are not handled properly. The experienced team from Shapiro Mediation Services offers labor and employment mediation services for corporations and businesses throughout Massachusetts.
Labor and Employment Services
When you work with a law firm to ensure that your business or corporation does not violate any federal, state, or local employment laws; you will work with attorneys who have decades of experience representing companies of all sizes in every industry. Some of the services our firm provides corporations and businesses include the following:
- ERISA litigation and employee benefits
- Advice and counsel
- Labor and employment regarding healthcare
- Labor laws
- Labor law litigation
- OSHA standards
- Policies and training
- Employee training and onboarding
- Affirmative action plans
- Restrictive covenants
- Reduction in your workforce
- Workers’ compensation
- Wage and hour laws
- Wrongful termination claims
We can also represent your employees at your request if they are filing a lawsuit against a vendor, contractor, other company, or someone who caused them to suffer an injury on the job. It’s not uncommon for an employee to be in need of an employment mediation attorney for a case that does not involve their employer.
Draft and Enforce Contracts and Policies
Our experienced team can help your business draft and enforce its contracts and policies from day one or whenever you decide to hire our team. Drafting contracts and policies is an important part of business operations. These documents will either lead to litigation or protect your company against disputes from employees depending on how they are written. Terminology is important and so is the enforceability of the contracts you draft.
Our team will be able to help your business draft all of the following documents:
- Employment contracts
- Operating procedures
- Safety policies
- Contracts with vendors
- Contracts with independent contractors
- Contracts with other companies
- Corporate bylaws
Each document listed above is vastly different than the next, which is why it’s so important to work with an experienced business law attorney when drafting these documents. You do not want to have an employee question policy and find out that it cannot be enforced. This can lead to costly litigation that can put your business in serious jeopardy of continuing its operations.
Your company’s bylaws are important to how you operate. It doesn’t matter if you have multiple partners, are an S Corporation, or are registered as some other type of business. The bylaws outline how meetings are to be handled, the responsibilities of the shareholders, and other important information.
How Does Mediation Come Into Play?
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method used by many corporations and businesses throughout Massachusetts. It doesn’t matter how large or small your business is, what type of industry you operate in, or how many employees you have; labor and employment mediation in Massachusetts can help your company move forward when trying to resolve various disputes.
The benefits of mediation for labor and employment disputes include the following:
- Mediation can lead to a quicker resolution than litigation
- Mediation costs less than litigation
- Mediation allows both parties to control the pace of negotiations
- Mediation is held when the parties decide it’s best for them
- The settlement is reached by the parties involved, not the mediator
- The evidence presented and the discussions had cannot be used in court
- Mediation can help preserve working relationships between the two parties
A labor and employment mediation attorney from Shapiro Mediation Services can help your corporation or business continue on the right path to success. Seeking legal counsel before an issue arises is the best way to protect your company’s bottom line. Operating a company comes with a lot of risks. Make sure you are proactive in protecting it from litigation instead of reacting to lawsuits and disputes.
Speak with Shapiro Mediation Services Today
Are you starting a business? Do you want to change the way your company operates? Do you need legal advice and counsel? It’s important to protect your company before litigation occurs or you need to head to mediation for any type of dispute. Protecting your business prior to a dispute arising can help mitigate the amount of time and money spent defending your position or prosecuting your position.